Britt emerges as an option for the Panthers

AP

The early years of free-agent receiver Kenny Britt’s career were plagued by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Suddenly, he’s in the right place at the right time.

With the Panthers losing their top three wide receivers from 2013 and other viable options (Hakeem Nicks, James Jones) landing elsewhere, Carolina suddenly has interest in the eventually-to-be-former Titan.  And Britt has leverage.

A source familiar with Britt’s plan explains to PFT that he could be making other visits after completing his trip to Washington (currently, he’s en route), which follows visits to the Rams and Patriots.  One of those visits could be to Carolina.

The safest course of action would be to sign with the Rams, where he’d be reunited with former Titans coach Jeff Fisher.  But Britt, who has stayed out of trouble since July 2012, has opted to expand the net in search of other possibilities.

While Britt won’t be rushing to make a decision, there’s a chance he’ll select his next team within the week.  If it’s not the Panthers, Carolina will have cause to be even more concerned.  The buyer’s market at receiver has seen a lot of buying, with a shrinking supply remaining.

Options include Jerricho Cotchery, Santonio Holmes (who may not be healthy enough to pass a physical), Miles Auston, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Mario Manningham, Robert Meachem, and Josh Morgan.

53 responses to “Britt emerges as an option for the Panthers

  1. Hello!? Wake up Mike Brown! Dalton needs some weapons! He is the best QB in the league, but that means nothing without some firepower! So sick of this team!

  2. Exactly what I didn’t want to happen. Don’t trust Britt one bit. Can’t believe we missed out on Jones. Trade Stewart and some picks to move up in the draft to get Sammy Watkins? Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

  3. Gettleman has a plan….that’s what everyone says…the word is that the Panthers will be running the single wing in 2014….no wideouts are needed…

  4. Cupboard is getting pretty bare for FA wideouts at this point. Britt is. Probably the best one left but none of these guys is going to make a fan base jump up and down and say yay.

  5. It wasn’t as if Carolina’s WR corp last year was stellar. Ginn will be missed in the return game. LaFell in the run game, Smith on 3rd downs & run game. I am upset and quite frankly taken aback by the way thing have been handled, but if the Panthers somehow manages to sign Cotchery, Britt and drafts Cooks or Benjamin, I see it as an upgrade. Yes, a big IF, but Gettleman will not look like the idiot we all think he is.

  6. I was there as a Vikings fan before. No good WR’s. Now we have Patterson, Jennings, Simpson, and Wright. They are all decent enough to make it. Now if we just had the QB to use them and AP, lol!

    Good news for Panther fans … the WR class is deep in the draft. You’ll probably pick up 2 good ones there. Not the end of the world if you don’t sign Britt.

  7. As a bucs fan, I hope Britt signs with the panthers.. there offseason has been very questionable to date, if Britt is there #1 next season… hahaha. That defense is going to have to play much better then they did last season, and that’s tough to do considering how good they were last season.

  8. I really have no idea what the Panthers are doing … I guess when Gross decided to retire, the Panthers decided to give up on any passing game. Stewart, Williams, and Newton each rushing for 1,000 yards. Record setting offense for the last place carolina panthers.

  9. I do not understand what Britt has done to make ANY team want him. He has made very few good decisions in life, has had major injuries and barely played last year. It appears as though potential and natural talent unrealized are his strong points for inclusion on a team…puzzling.

  10. Britt does NOT have leverage, the kitties have it and plan to be as cheap as they were during the strike year. Gettlemans plan is not working out and the WR he had targeted were wanted by other teams… Like the Pats, donkeys etc…

    This is an embarrassing situation and the starting wideouts will be pitiful.

  11. I have figured it out… figured out Gettleman’s master plan. He himself will emerge as the the Panthers #1 WR after all the smoke clears. I mean, he clearly knows how to drag his feet!!

  12. The Panthers don’t need Kenny Britt they can always resign WR Mushin Muhammad for the 3rd time.

  13. I can’t believe Smith was cut! I am questioning my loyalty after all these painful years as fan. How can they run the ball with no o-line or threat (other than Olsen) in the passing game?

  14. It all depends on whether he’s interested in money, or winning. Money, he goes to the Rams (where Bradford will throw nothing but five yard dinks) or Carolina. Winning, he goes to the Pats.

  15. As a Titans fan living in Charlotte, I was hoping I’d seen the last of Kenny Britt. He hasn’t been the same since he destroyed his knee 3 years ago. And in the locker room? Nightmare of a teammate. He saved his best for last … Dropping more passes than he caught last season. … Don’t do it, Panthers … DON’T do it!

  16. “He’ll choose New England. Brady will resurrect his career like no other QB can.”

    Patriot fans crack me up with this stuff.

  17. Panthers’ receiver issues aside; how is it that a player visiting 3 other teams is somehow connected to a team he isn’t visiting? Jerricho Cotchery is meeting with the Panthers today, the team has interest in him. They called Jones the day he signed with the Raiders, that was showing interest. Britt flying near North Carolina isn’t the Panthers showing interest in a player, and this is a team known for signing higher character players (after Rae Rae and all).

    Our GM is likely trying to sign guys willing to play for less than $2 million on a one year deal, and without much promise of a long term contract to follow. That was the case with our entire defensive back field last year and looks to be case with that position again this year and with the WR corps. Gettleman will likely draft his “hog-mollie” OLinemen 1st and 2nd round this year, complementary players for the wideout and DB positions. Next year he’ll lock up Cam, the Kraken, and Luke. Then draft to make a complete roster with DBs and WRs. Not a perfect plan, but that appears to be the plan.

  18. I’m not worried about him off the field. It’s been what, a year and a half since he got into any trouble? I think he understands now that you have to keep yourself out of trouble if you want to excel and get paid. We can’t just have all rookies; we need a veteran. Britt can tell his story to the rookies and say, “Now, go do the opposite of everything I’ve told you and you’ll be fine.” I would like to see what Ricky Proehl could do with him.

  19. if i lived in Carolina i would not go to a panthers game and i would protest. after making the playoffs they totally dismembered the offense, and those terrible Rb they have kept around for years aren’t even worth mentioning. If they think Atlanta and NO are gonna lay down again this year then Carolina has another thing coming, plus the team in Florida has made some nice FA moves, wont be surprised if Carolina ends up at the bottom of the division next year.

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